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LINKTV
Jan 13, 2017 3:00pm PST
had stayed they , would have heard the voices we bring you today. new jersey democrat cory booker testimony, the first time a united states senator has opposed a fellow senator's nomination for a presidential cabinet post. he told the senate judiciary committee that sessions is unfit to become the next attorney general. >> if confirmed, senator sessions will be read are to pursue justice for women, but his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend equal rights of gay and lesbian and transgender americans, but his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend voting rights, but his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend the rights of immigrants and affirm their human dignity, but the record indicates that he won't. juan: that was senator cory booker who was joined by louisiana congressmember cedric richmond, the head of the congressional black caucus, who slammed the senate judiciary committee, saying the decision to have three black members of congress testify at the end of hearing was the equivalent of being sent to the "back of th
FOX News
Jan 13, 2017 9:00am PST
the left, but a rock star among the left, and then cory booker put himself in the middle of that by happening to come out for senator sessions because of his civil rights, a huge setback for civil rights, really the guy that got a civil rights award with you at his shoulder a month ago. so you see right through it. i think the future of the democratic party, someone who can deal with both sides, who is a true democrat. >> we talked about tim ryan at length. he was -- >> harris: you know what happened to him? nancy pelosi told him to sit down, she wasn't going to compete with him. >> brian: he doesn't take a backward step, he is a tough guy, strong guy. >> he couldn't get past her and he may step up, but it's going to mean that democrats have got to embrace the idea of the future. i don't know, when you can't deal with the recent past and take ownership, as you all have been arguing about and debating right now on the couch, if you can't take ownership of your recent loss and learn from that, how do you go forward and embrace the young minds of the future within your party? >> meliss
FOX News
Jan 13, 2017 3:00am PST
president? that is what people are saying why cory booker what he did. >> this is another attempt to go around ben carson and go after mr. trump, imply a conflict of interest. imply he will make a ton of money in housing and urban development programs. thereby discredit the incoming president. brian: during the campaign what a bad business man he was because he lost money in the0's. now they're saying how many difficult businesses he has could benefit from, we want him walking away from that which is it? >> good question. also raised in the hearing and in a letter to the committee before the hearing, co2 emissions that was a question leveled at ben carson who is nominated to -- ainsley: like set up night before, hold on, what can i do to attract the democratic party? what questions can i ask they're concerned about, nothing to do with what this guy is going to handled because i will ask it because i want to look good for my party? >> similar to reinvestigation of the fbi. another attempt to delegitimatize the incoming president donald trump number 45. it was bizarre. i keep using that w
CNN
Jan 13, 2017 12:00am PST
senator cory booker, that he's using his position in the united states senate to run for president? is that a conflict of interest? we don't examine these things in a political context because all the focus is political people focusing on business. and -- >> this is an absolutely crazy set of arguments. first of all, we're trying to clean up government -- >> thank you. >> let me just say this. donald trump came into government saying that he was going to drain the swamp. one of the reasons he was elected is because so many people are so concerned about all this money in politics. all this money in washington. that was the whole -- this anti-establishment fervor that said effectively we don't want the status quo, we don't want politics as usual, we don't want big money in politics, that was what he was elected for. he's turning around. this is another 180 degree turn, 360 degree turn by donald trump -- >> no. draining the swamp has to do with washington, d.c., and the culture of washington, d.c., the culture of lobbyists, the culture of consultants, the consultant class, et cetera.
Bloomberg
Jan 12, 2017 10:00pm EST
. they have been difficult. senator cory booker testified against him which is an unusual move on capitol hill. charlie: first time a senator has ever testified against -- philip: yes. it looks like he will probably win confirmation but again, it has been a difficult and messy process. donald trump singled him out for praise in today's press conference and said he has performed brilliantly. donald trump was watching on tv yesterday and very much, it was a law and order message from sessions. jonathan: i think that sessions has had a pretty good hearing even though he was roughed up by democrats and a lot of protesters. that was about as much as -- in terms of interruptions this evening. it reminds me a little of the ashcroft confirmation battle. 42 democrats voted against john ashcroft for attorney general at the beginning of the bush administration. he did not have a senator testified against him, but he was a senator. many of his fellow senators came out against him. i think he will ultimately be confirmed but that is the hot button position. charlie: was comey his deputy? he wa
Bloomberg
Jan 12, 2017 6:00pm EST
sessions is also going through hearings. began yesterday. they have been difficult. cory booker testified against him which is an unusual move on to -- on capitol hill. it looks like he will probably win confirmation but again, it has been a bit -- a difficult and messy process. donald trump singled him out for praise in today's press conference and said he has performed real yeley. brilliantly.med >> i think the sessions has had a pretty good hearing even though he was roughed up by democrats and a lot of protesters. it reminds me a little of the ashcroft confirmation battle. 42 democrats voted against john ashcroft for attorney general at the beginning of the bush administration. and he was a senator. many of his fellow senators came out against them. i think you will ultimately be confirmed but that is the hot button position. charlie: was come his deputyy? / ? ashcroft was getting a medical procedure done and the white house was trying to get him to sign off on something. that is why democrats respect him. the president has been giving a series of exit interviews including 60 minutes,
LINKTV
Jan 12, 2017 3:00pm PST
on wednesday. new jersey democrat cory booker told the senate judiciary committee alabama senator jeff sessions is unfit to become the next attorney general. >> if confirmed, senator sessions will be required to .ursue justice for women his record indicates he won't. he will be expecected to defend the equal rights of gay and lesbian and transgender americans, but his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend voting rights, but his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend the rights of immigrants and a firm their human dignity, but the record indicates that he won't. amy: booker's testimony was the first, united date senator has testified against a colleague's nomination for a presidential post. senator booker was joined by civil rights icon and georgia congressperson john lewis, who said sessions could roll back decades of civil rights gains. also testifying against sessions wednesday was amita swadhin, a survivor of childhood sexual assault. she cited a 2005 videotape in which donald trump is heard boasting of grabbing women by the genita
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2017 12:00pm PST
the end of this chapter of public service at his age. you saw the younger generation, cory can booker in what he did at an unprecedented way, a lot of people in washington are saying that's the opening of of the 2020 democratic primary campaign. so, you've got the next generation already looking at what comes next. but there is going to be a lot more from joe biden. as from president obama, he said, i'm going to be with you every day. i'll be with you as citizen in his farewell address. i asked him how president obama had described joe biden as his brother and he said, i don't just like the guy, i love the guy. we are family. and then he said that michelle obama is the finest first lady in american history. now, there's obviously -- you know, he said, we've had a lot of fine first ladies but she is the greatest one in history, which obviously that is a reflection on the other first lady who just ran for president. >> as we watch this room, i can't help but wondering what was happening behind closed doors because this was supposed to be a surprise that was supposed to happen abo
FOX News
Jan 12, 2017 9:00am PST
that can. >> harris: in a historic move, democratic senator cory booker testified against his fellow senator, jeff sessions, at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. but less than a year ago, booker partnered with and praised his colleague, sessions. so, is this all about politics now, or are there legitimate concerns that booker has? stay with us. i'll never find a safe used car. start at the new carfax.com show me minivans with no reported accidents. boom. love it. [struggles] show me the carfax. start your used car search at the all-new carfax.com. >> in an unprecedented move against a fellow senator, democrat cory booker of new jersey testifying that president-elect donald trump's pick for attorney general jeff sessions is not fit for the job. watch. >> senator sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requisite of the job. to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights, and justice for all of our citizens. in fact at numerous times in his career, he has demonstrated a hostility towards these convictions. he and i have always
FOX Business
Jan 12, 2017 12:00pm EST
2020 whether it's elizabeth warren is certainly new jersey senator cory booker yesterday in the case of jeff sessions. maybe this could be used as a springboard to other things. >> perhaps. practice makes perfect and they'll have for years to this. neil: thanks, buddy. adam shapiro. republican congressmen from the fine state of texas. how do you think it looking for the plane is thus far? >> i think it looking real good if i think it's a great first step on the senate armed services committee just voted 24-3 to grant general mattis' waiver. i am very optimistic that we will see these three individuals confirmed. neil: do you know any of the three who didn't? >> the only one i know is just what i heard on your broadcast and that it's elizabeth warren. neil: that's what i heard, too. so he is expected to pass. what a centrist dean as some of the foreign-policy candidates have presented a somewhat different view than a spouse by donald trump. this is all part of the confirmation process where they can't be too empty on the sub to, but to a mandate, they agree russia is behind a lot of t
viewers who may have missed it, cory booker to testify against his senate colleague, jeff sessions who was before the judiciary committee and is up for attorney general. we will show you some of the highlights from all of these different events yesterday. a very busy 24 hours in politics. joe is next in sarasota, florida, a democrat. caller: i just want to say that donald trump can be one of the best presidents in modern history if he honors his own words. he promised to the american people he was not going to touch social security, medicare, and medicaid, and marco rubio, i agree with him. , i disagreeller with him. the people that voted for clinton, close to 3 million. donald trump eggs to stop saying obama created isis -- needs to stop saying obama created isis. we all know isis was created by .ush, the unnecessary war the dictator of iraq has weapons of mass destruction. we all know that. when they said iraq had weapons of mass distraction, let's say, ok, the only weapons of mass was two sons. , we see asaid mushroom cloud, the only mushroom cloud we were going to own twoaddam huss
NBC
Jan 12, 2017 7:00am PST
, for attorney general designate, jeff sessions. cory booker and other republicans testified against sessions. this is the first time that a sitting senator has testified against a colleague in confirmation hearings, for a cabinet position. georgia representative john lewis warned that if sessions is confirmed, it could move the country backwards. >> it doesn't matter how senator sessions may smile. how friendly he may be. how he may speak to you. but we need someone who is going to stand up, speak up, and speak out for the people that need help. >> also on wednesday, three men who worked with sessions in alabama and washington, testified in support of him. >>> newly released video shows a drone crashing into seattle's renowned space needle. newly rea drone crashing into seattle's renowned space needle. it happened last month, while pyro technicians were setting up for the new year's fireworks display. you can see the drone getting closer and closer, until it crash lands on the top deck of the landmark. this is the third time a drone was recovered by the space needle. no word on who
FOX Business
Jan 12, 2017 9:00am EST
, especially senator marco rubio. democrat senator cory booker making history, testifying against his senate colleague jeff sessions along with congressman john lewis, he questions sessions' commitment to civil rights. so the state of play this thursday morning. the left plans disruption at next week's inauguration. democrats ramping up their harsh attacks and the media remains intensely hostile and disrespectful to the president-elect. we have never seen anything like this before. "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪ >> you're attacking us, can you give us a question. mr. president-elect. >> go ahead, go ahead. >> mr. president-elect since you're attacking our news organization can you give us a chance. >> your organization, no. you're attacking our news organization. >> give us a question. >> quiet, quiet. >> mr. president-elect, can you say. >> don't be rude. >> mr. president-elect. >> don't be rude. >> since you're attacking us can you give-- >> fake news. stuart: i don't think that reporter should have done that. that was the scene as president-elect trump teed off on the ne
BBC News
Jan 12, 2017 2:00pm GMT
and place and what cory booker, the senator from new jersey in was really wrong. it is not the senate, it is not that i is this any more. i am talking about what he said during the confirmation hearings. it is wrong with the way hearings. it is wrong with the way he did it. it has lost a lot of its gentleman leanness. it didn't start with donald trump, it has been on a pa rt with donald trump, it has been on a part in that direction for a long time. a confirmation hearing, it is not something we have in this country, to explain to people, it shouldn't necessarily be a rubber—stamping exercise, should it? no, but you are looking at someone who has been in the senate for a long time when we talk aboutjeff sessions. he was the senator from alabama for a long time. everyone knows him pretty well. he has a lot of friends in the senate and it isn't a rubber stamp, but most of these people will get through and be confirmed. i would these people will get through and be confirmed. iwould be these people will get through and be confirmed. i would be surprised if all but one that didn't get th
CBS
Jan 12, 2017 7:00am EST
the week, but, yes, a chunk of it would be carry ied. >>> after two days of hearings, cory booker made an impassioned plea. he joined some of the congressmen in criticized his record on civil rights. >> we need someone who's going to stand up, speak up and speak out for people who have been discriminated against. we need someone as an attorney general who's going to look out for all of us and not just some of us. >> three of sessions' former colleagues defended him. er assistant u.s. attorney huntly said, quote, segs will enforce and follow the laws in the united states even handedly, equally, and with justice for all. the senate is expected to confirm sessions. >>> senate voted 51%/48% overnight to create legislation that would dismantle parts of the afford aboutable care act. the measure protects the repeal from any fill buster and that it can pass with a simple majority. the republican controlled house plans to vote on the resolution tomorrow. >>> one of the world's largest automakers has applied to plead guilty on an emissions test in the u.s. and then scheming to cover it up. volk
CBS
Jan 12, 2017 4:00am PST
being opposed by black lawmakers. yesterday senator cory booker spoke against session's nomination. >> i'm breaking with senator tradition. senator sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to aggressively pursue to congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights, and justice for all of our citizens. >> in 1986 sessions was rejected for a federal judgeship over accusations of racial impropriety, charges he vehemently denies. >>> it was a smooth transition for elaine chao. she was press secretary under george w. bush and she's married to senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. she supports funds for public transportation in addition to private funding. >>> now to the weather and this morning conditions are beginning to improve on the west coast. there are still weather advisories in nevada and flood warnings in parts of california, but the torrential rain and snow have let up. rescue crews used boats and trucks to evacuate flood victims in northern california. some homes had flood levels 5 feet high. portland, oregon, was slammed by an unexpected foot of snow, and in nevada, so
ABC
Jan 12, 2017 4:00am PST
, senator cory booker and representative john lewis, were among those warning that sessions has shown hostility towards civil rights. sessions denies accusations of racism and says he's totally committed to freedom and equality for every citizen. >>> defense secretary nominee retired general james mattis is set to testify before the senate armed services committee this morning. congress is expected to approve a waiver of an existing law that requires former service members to be out of uniform for at least seven years before serving as defense secretary. mattis left active duty in 2013, just four years ago. >>> and former republican presidential candidate and retired brain surgeon dr. ben carson will also take his turn on capitol hill. he's seeking confirmation as the secretary of housing and urban development. that's despite his claim that he had taken himself out of the running for any cabinet position saying that he had no government experience. >>> and senate lawmakers have taken their first step toward dismantling the affordable care act. overnight they approved a budget measure
CBS
Jan 12, 2017 3:12am PST
alabama to become attorney general, there was rare opposition from a fellow senator, democrat cory booker of new jersey. >> reporter: senator sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requisite of the job, to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our citizens. in fact, at numerous times in his career, he's demonstrated a hostility toward these convictions. he has worked to frustrate attempts to advance these ideals. >> yesterday senator sessions said that he would enforce all civil rights laws if confirmed. >>> mr. trump made more news today, saying he will make a supreme court nomination within two weeks of taking office. he said he plans to both repeal and replace obamacare at the same time, and he'll start that wall at the border before he gets mexico to pay for it. he also revealed his plan for another wall between the white house and his financial empire. here's julianna goldman. >> as the president, i could run the trump organization, great, great company, and i could run the country. i'd do a very goo
FOX News
Jan 12, 2017 3:00am PST
last two days. yesterday, cory booker, fellow senator said positive things about him, worked together with him in the past, he said this, he was grilling him. listen to this. >> some of my many colleagues aren't happy i'm breaking with sinatra digs, to testify on the nomination of one of my colleagues, but i believe, like perhaps all of my colleagues in the senate, that in the choice between standing with senate norms or standing up for what my conscience tells me is best for our country, i will always choose conscience and country. >> senator sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central rec with sis of the job, to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our citizens. brian: he is for unequal rights and no justice. >> i know a lot more about jeff sessions than he does. he doesn't even know him. jeff sessions was u.s. attorney when i was associate attorney general. whenever we would appear with donald trump he would introduce him as his boss. i was his boss 2 1/2 years in the justice department, third rankin
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2017 3:00am PST
. >> and? >> maybe -- i kept waiting for -- >> t secret rd is calculating. >> yes. certainly cory booker's speech yesterday you can imagine maybe in 2020 that speech being a part of his presidential campaign launch. >> another phrase. presidential launch. >> any other? >> he testified yesterday -- >> i have to ask this question -- >> in the confirmation session. >> has anybody seen as, obviously, calculated at this in a way that would have the other senators to drag him away? >> the content -- >> wrong venue. wrong time. >> important content. >> important content, but it was basically, you know, should have been given like two years from now as he launches his campaign for president. >> any way. >> i think he meant what ed but i think he was also -- >> i think there is some serious questions. >> getting his profile out there a little bit. >> all i can tell our friends at home is across the frutited plains there was a grown came up but very calculated and a lot of senators irked on the democratic side and thought he was launch is his bid for the 2020 campaign. >> trump's choices for secretary of s
ABC
Jan 12, 2017 6:00am EST
danger. and alabama senator jeff sessions is facing allegations of racism from a former senator. cory booker says he believes sessions will not women's and civil rights as attorney general. he is expected to get enough votes to win the confirmation. last nightwizards took a painful loss on the road. this morning we are telling you what happened after the game with star player john wall that had police on high alert in boston. still a mess out west. problems with the snow causing problems from lillian's -- for millio oh no. oh no. i hate this belt. man oh man. mom, we have a situation. life's bleachable moments need clorox bleach. save up to one-thousandture, itdollars in bonus discountsent. to create your perfect home. plus you'll get twenty-four month, no-interest financing. hurry, the new year savings event ends january 16th. with havertys, your home can be perfect, even when life isn't. the new year savings event at havertys. life looks good. my husband wants to stay free from art
FOX Business
Jan 12, 2017 6:00am EST
. prefacing. >>> historical moment on capitol hill senator cory booker testifying against sitting colleague at senator jeff sessions confirmation hearing yesterday, drawing sharp criticism stuart varney joins plea to weigh in good morning. >> good morning, maria, seems to me, like the democrats generally are still trying to smear trump team as racist and/or sexist, the testimony yesterday from cory booker was extraordinary as you reported we have never seen a sitting senator campaign against another sitting senator we have never seen that before. and frankly, the issue was race. i mean if you boil it all down, you listen to corey bookesh charging jeff sections sensational with racism this morning we ins the leader charles schumer is going to oppose jeff sessions' nomination, so the democrats are dare i say sticking with identity politics, going against the southern white man to be at the attorney general of the united states, i think you are going to see a lot more of this forward. >> looks like he has higher, dreams for higher office. >> dream on senator cory booker if you look into -- wel
NBC
Jan 12, 2017 5:30am EST
more vetting including education pick betsy devos. >>> new jersey senator cory booker opposed senator jeff sessions nomination yesterday saying he's unfit to serve as attorney general. booker became the first senator to testify against a colleague. >> the next attorney general must bring hope and healing to this country. and this demands a more courageous empathy than senator sessions' record demonstrates. >> senator sessions has strongly denied any hints of a racist past. the senate will vote early next month on whether to confirm as the next attorney general. >>> president-elect donald trump has named a philadelphia native to run the department of veterans affairs. dr. david shulkin will be taking over the va that's been understand fire for years now for long wait times and too much paperwork. shulkin currently serves as an under secretary to the va. >>> 56 degrees outside this morning. three teenagers are in custody after police say they committed three separate robberies just minutes apart. this happened just before 1:00 a.m. in the city's brewery section of the city. police say t
FOX
Jan 12, 2017 5:00am EST
senator jeff sessions' hearingsa for attorney general. sitting new jersey senatorenat cory booker testified againstedt sessions.sess. booker said he was concerned about senator session's civil rights background. >> demonstrated a him to a central requisite of the jobui h to aggressively pursue the congreio rights equal rights andghts equn justice for all of ourd citizens.citize >> when sessions was nominated for a federal judgeship back in 1986, he had his senate confirmation scuttled bycuttledy concerns that he showed a sho racial bias in cases he prosecuted as u.s. attorney in n alabama.abama. a former aide of session camese to his defense william smithlias testified that the man hee knows senator sessions to besiob does not have a questionable character. >> and in a separate hearingate secretary of state nominee rexoe tillerson was asked about his connections to russia.tosia. the toughest line of questionssf came from senator marco rubio. rubio laid into the nomineeeomin for failing to take a harda hd line on russian cyber attacks ac against the united states asthed well as the kremlin's
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2017 2:00am PST
of the vote is not set. >>> senator cory booker made history yesterday, became the first senator to testify against another senator. he urged the senate judiciary committee to vote against the nomination of jeff sessions for attorney general, claiming he would damage the progress made on civil rights and stiem my efforts to reform the criminal justice system. >> if confirmed, senator sessions will be required to pursue justice for women, but his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend the equal rights of gay and lesbian and transgender americans and his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend voting rights but his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend the rights of immigrants and affirm their human dignity but the record indicates that he won't. the next attorney general must bring hope and healing to this country, and this demands a more courageous empathy than senator session's record demonstrations. >> those who are committed to equal justice in our society wonder whether senator sessions calls for law and order
FOX News
Jan 12, 2017 2:00am PST
never seen before on capitol hill, sitting new jersey senator cory booker it having against another sitting senator jeff sessions. president elect's pick to be next attorney general. senator booker, democrat concerned about republican senator sessions controversial civil rights background. >> senator sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requestion cyst of the job, to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our citizens. >> sessions nominated for a federal judgeship in 1986 had senate confirmation scuttle by showing racial biases as cases he chose to prosecute as attorney in alabama. >> my second child was born that morning and through the door was jeff sessions. >> sought to ease concerns about his ties to russia. but before he can really get going, senator marco rubio laying into the nominee for failing to take a hard line on russian cyber-attacks against the united states as well as the kremlin's involvement in the syrian civil war. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal? >> i would not use that term. >> yo
FOX
Jan 12, 2017 5:00am EST
cory booker testified against another sitting senator, jeff sessions. booker says the alabama senator's record on civil rights, gay rights, immigration, makes sections unfit for the job. >> senator sessions has not demonstrate add commitment to a central requisite of the job, to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights, and justice for all of our citizens. >> despite the objections, sessions confirmation will likely be approved with 52 votes needed for simple majority. >> calling the calvary, our city will be represented at the inauguration next week, first troop philadelphia city call valerie marching in the parade, they practiced last night in valley forge. there are country's oldest, continuously, serving unit. >>> of course we will have complete coverage of inauguration day next friday, join us right here on tv on fox 29 as well as on line at fox29.com. >>> all right, we have to tell but these three men, pretty small glass window there is happened up at a gas station, once they got in, something else came out. >> straight ahead this morning, all ri
ABC
Jan 12, 2017 1:37am PST
for tillerson. jeff sessions also had a tough time. his colleague cory booker from new jersey and representative john lewis warned that sessions has shown hostility toward civil rights which makes him unfit to be the attorney general. >>> and mr. trump's nominee for defense secretary set to testify on capitol hill immediately after. the senate armed services committee plans to vote on a waiver to exempt him from an existing law that bans former officers from becoming defense secretary. unless they've been out of uniform for at least seven years. mattis left active duty four years ago. >>> shifting gears. we are seeing some incredible images from a flooding in california. >> want to show you this video. that's a guy kayaking in his living room. this is about an hour north of san francisco. >> flooding caused water levels to reach as high as three feet in some areas in the hollister area. 13 inches of rain fell in three days of downpours. >> rain wasn't the only problem. in portland, oregon, snow forced drivers to abandon their cars on a busy highway there. some areas received more
FOX
Jan 12, 2017 4:30am EST
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washington. >>> cory booker is the first sitting senator to testify against another sitting senator. senator booker delivered a plea to block jeff sessions as tone general. he said his record on civil rights should disqualify him. >> senator sessions has not d n demonstrated a commitment to the requisite of the job. to pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our scitizens. he has demonstrated hostility toward these convictions. and has worked to frustrate attempts to advance these ideals. >> senator booker was joined by congress member john lewis of georgia and the chair of the black caucus, congress member richmond. richmond says to have a senator, a house member and living civil rights member testify at the end of all this is equal to being made to go to the back of the bus. >>> 14 minutes past the hour. donald trump laying outli a sers of moves. what does the head of the government ethics office think of that plan? we have that next. >>> welcome back. the president-elect laying out a plan to remove control of his businesses. an umbrel
ABC
Jan 12, 2017 4:00am EST
jeff sessions for attorney general." senator cory booker became the first sitting senator to testify against another sitting senator-- saying he believes sessions won't protect civil and women's rights. supporters say sessions' record has been mischaracterized. he is expected to get enough votes to win confirmation-- after president-elect trump is inaugurated next week. in virginia-- governor terry mcauliffe gave his final state of the commonwealth' address last night-- hours after the general assembly gaveled into session... mcauliffe highlighted his first three years as governor. he also announced that navy federal credit union plans to create 14-hundred jobs in frederick county virginia. the governor said virginia's economy would benefit even more, if it was less dependent on government. mcauliffe said he would work with the republican-controll ed legislature whenever possible... but that he would veto bills he feels target reproductive rights and the l-g-b-t community. you take your computer to the best buy geek squad to get fixed! but what is their responsibility -- when
CBS
Jan 12, 2017 4:00am EST
expected to easily win the confirmation saz attorney general. yesterday senator cory booker spoke against session's nomination. >> i'm breaking with senator tradition. he has not demonstrated a commitment, to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights, and justice for all of our citizens. >> in 1986 sessions was rejected for a federal judgeship over accusations over racial charge, charges he vehemently denies. >>> elaine is married to senate majority leader mitch mick connell. >>> now to the weather and this morning conditions are beginning to improve on the west coast. there are still weather advisories in nevada and flood warnings in parts of california, but the torrential rain and snow have let up. rescue crews used boats and trucks. some homes had flood levels 5 feet high. portland, oregon, was slammed by an unexpected foot of snow and in nevada higher elevations got up to 11 feet in the past week. >>> coming up on the "morning news" now, football moves. the chargers get ready to announce a change of scenery. >>> and caught on video. a drone slams a se
NBC
Jan 12, 2017 4:00am EST
second day of questioning in his bid to serve as the next attorney general, and cory booker and mr. richmond testified against him, calling sessions unfit for office. >> i want an attorney general who is committed to supporting law enforcement and securing law and order but that is not enough. >> we need somebody that is going to stand out, speak up and speak out for the people that need help. >> to have a senator, a house member, and a living civil rights legend testify at the end of all of this is the equivalent of being made to go to the back of the bus. >> still, sessions' nomination will likely pass through committee for a full vote in the senate. >>> at approximately 1:25 a.m. this morning the senate took its first step to unwind the affordable care act. >> on this vote, 51-48, and the current resolution is agreed to. >> the vote was part of a budget mechanism that will allow the republicans to repeal the signature legislation, and democrats did their best to try and upend the entire vote through bursts of protests. >> no, for the millionth -- >> that is not allowed during a
FOX News
Jan 12, 2017 1:00am PST
democrat cory booker. >> his record indicates we cannot count on him to support state and national efforts towards bringing justice to the justice system. people on both sides of the aisle who readily admit that the justice system as it stands now is biased against the poor, drug addicts, the mentally ill, and against people of color. >> bret: experts said sessions did well in day one and a two. we will have a report live from capitol hill in our next hour. up next, what did you think of president obama's farewell address and what is next for the outgoing president? some of our fox affiliates around the country. fox 45 in baltimore, the mayor's office says the city and the u.s. department of justice have reached an agreement requiring that city to perform its police department. negotiations are said to be done but the deal has not been signed. fox 10 in phoenix, a watchdog group says veterans are still dying while waiting for treatment at the va hospital. they are facing excessive wait times. more than a dozen veterans have been harmed or died because of delays. this is a live look at san
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2017 1:00am PST
and sprint is a guest of ours tonight. senator cory booker of new jersey is due to join us tonight live just as soon as he breaks free from the vote-a-rama, senator cory booker coming up. i hope. >> i know that some of my many colleagues aren't happy that i am breaking with sinatra diggs -- to testify on the nomination why pause a spontaneous moment? cialis for daily use treats ed and the urinary symptoms of bph. tell your doctor about your medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, or adempas® for pulmonary hypertension, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess. to avoid long-term injury, get medical help right away for an erection lasting more than four hours. if you have a sudden decrease or loss of hearing or vision, or an allergic reaction, stop taking cialis and get medical help right away. ask your doctor about cialis. >> i know that some of my many colleagues aren't happy that i am breaking with sinatra diggs -- to testify on the nomination of one of my collea
FOX
Jan 12, 2017 4:00am EST
confirmation hearings for trump's pick for attorney general, because new jersey senator cory booker testified against another sitting senator. there is of course cory booker, jeff sessions is the nominee. the alabama senator's record on civil rights, lgbt equality and i am graduation makes sessions unfit for the job according to booker. >> senator sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requisite of the job, to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil right, equal rights, and justice for all of our citizens. >> despite the objections, sessions confirmation will likely be approved with the 52 votes needed for simple majority. >> with just eight days until the inauguration, learning that our city will be represented at the inauguration. the first troop philadelphia civil calvary will be in the parade, practicing, the country's oldest continuously serving unit. of course we will have complete coverage of inauguration day next friday right here on fox 29. hopefully we invite to you join us, you can also go to fox 29. com. >> clicking over right now before 11:00 on th
ABC
Jan 12, 2017 12:37am PST
. >> reporter: in an historic move, a sitting senator, cory booker even testifying against his senate colleague. >> in the choice between standing with senate norms or standing up for what my conscious tells me is best for our country, i will always choose conscience and country. >> reporter: in the next room rex tillerson, now candidate for secretary of state. he could be the nation's next top diplomat, the previous business ties to russia and relationships with vladimir putin are raising serious concerns. what do you say to criticism that you're too close to russia? are you concerned about his ties to russia? >> we're going to have a hearing in a few minutes. >> reporter: russia dominating the news cycle and at a one hour presser in new york. but for the first time trump agreeing with u.s. intelligence agencies that russia was, indeed, behind the dnc hack this summer. >> as far as hacking, i think it was russia. >> reporter: if you do believe russia was behind the hacking, what is your message to vladimir putin right now? >> he shouldn't be doing it. he won't be doing it. russia will have muc
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